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RCV on alcohol, forthcoming events

י"ח אב ה' אלפים תשע"ב

President: Rabbi Yaakov Glasman

Project Manager: Michael Bookman

18 Av 5772

6 August 2012

In recent years a trend has developed amongst various communal organizations of promoting communal activities with the use of alcohol as part of the promotional material. In many of these instances, images of full bottles of alcohol are displayed on fliers as an incentive for participation in such events.

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) strongly discourages the use of alcohol particularly as a central theme, in any advertising and promotional material for events and programs being held at Jewish communal venues. The RCV is of the view that such advertising sends the wrong message, particularly to youth within the community, and can be extremely damaging given the youth alcohol-abuse and binge-drinking problems that have become evident in the community.

The RCV encourages adults who drink to do so responsibly at all times, and in accordance with Jewish and civil law. It is of course incumbent upon each communal organization to ensure that alcohol is not provided to minors at any of their events or program.


Rabbi Yaakov Glasman

President - Rabbinical Council of Victoria


For further information please contact the

RCV Project Manager Michael Bookman at



Postal Address: C/o 12 Charnwood Grove, St Kilda, Vic 3182

T: 0418 331656 E: executive@rcv.org.au  W: http://www.rcv.org.au/

Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc. Reg. No. A0042905Y

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